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Roger G. Bear
(01-19-1937 - 02-07-2019)

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 Roger G. Bear, 82, of Elgin, passed away on February 7, 2019 at St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. He was born on January 19, 1937 in Rockford, IL, the 2nd of eight children, to Paul and Luella Bear. Roger was a Veteran, and served in the US Army. His life mentor was Dr. Albert Schweitzer and “reverence for life” was his passion.

He was a member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church and former member of the Elgin Noon Rotary Club.

Survivors include his wife: Barbara Bear; his son: David (Sabina) Bear; two grandchildren: Nicholas and Alexandra “Lexi” Bear; a brother: Douglas Ebling, along with many nieces. Nephews, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his 1st wife: Nancy Bear; and 6 siblings.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday February 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Plato Center, IL. Memorials may be made to Rainbow Hospice of the Alzheimer’s Association. Laird Funeral Home is in care of arrangements. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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